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Minority-And-Women-Owned Business In Columbus

Aug 8, 2019
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Columbus officials announced plans to increase its work with minority-and women-owned businesses after conducting a study of its relationships with diverse partnerships.

The study concluded that black men and women are still underrepresented in city contracts for construction and professional services, which include fields such as law and architecture.

Today on All Sides, the state of minority-and women-owned businesses and how the city is addressing the issue. 

Social Enterprises In Central Ohio

Aug 1, 2019
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Since 2014, Central Ohio has increased its social enterprise ecosystem five-fold, going from 18 organaizations to 98.

That's according to the annual report from SocialVentures, a local organization that supports social enterprises.

Social enterprises are organizations that work, not for profit necessarily, but for people and community improvement.

Today on All Sides, social experiments and what's happening in Cental Ohio. 

Midsummer Gardening With Debra Knapke

Jul 11, 2019
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By this time of the summer, the typical Central Ohio garden is somewhere between full bloom and full on disaster. 

Rain has played a major role this season.

Today on All Sides, Ohio’s Garden Sage Debra Knapke joins us with her take on the weather and tips for making the most of it.

Columbus Real Estate

May 17, 2019
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Realtor.com recognizes Central Ohio for being one of the most popular real estate markets in the country. 

In a survey conducted by the National Associations of Home Builders (NAHB), the type of home that buyers want are correlated by thier generation. Millennials are likely to buy a home in a central city, compared to Gen X buyers, baby boomers, or seniors. 

Today on All Sides, Columbus real estate and the latest trends. 

Weekly Reporter Roundtable

Apr 22, 2019
The Ohio Statehouse in downtown Columbus.
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State lawmakers are considering a handful of bills to change how the state responds to school districts in academic distress.

Current law – passed in 2015 – says the state takes over any district that receives three consecutive failing grades on the state report card. 

Dayton schools are scheduled for state takeover this summer. Columbus and other districts face takeovers after next school year.

Today on All Sides, we discuss that and more on our weekly Reporter Roundtable.  

Weekly Reporter Roundtable

Feb 4, 2019
The Ohio Statehouse in downtown Columbus.
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Sherrod Brown accused President Donald Trump of being a racist this weekend during an interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” The democratic Senator made the remarks in the midst of his “Dignity of Work” tour of four early primary states as he considers a presidential run. Today on All Sides, we discuss Brown’s remarks and more on our Weekly Reporter Roundtable. 

The Future of Central Ohio's Economy

Jan 3, 2018
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A look at the state of the economy in Central Ohio and what to expect in 2018. Find out what opportunities for growth exist and what areas needed development.

Central Ohio Real Estate Market

Dec 26, 2017
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Today at 10am

All across downtown Columbus, buildings are going up. New developments continue to break ground in the city's center. But real estate markets are booming all over the region. Coming up, a look at real estate market trends in Central Ohio.

Housing Shortage in Central Ohio

Jun 16, 2017
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Today at 10am The median price for a central Ohio home rose 7.1 percent to $180,000 in April, which is great for the seller. For buyers, that higher price is in part a function of a lack of housing stock and can be especially hard for first timers.  Join us today as we discuss the decline in housing starts nationally and the housing shortage in Central Ohio.

Housing Shortage in Central Ohio

May 25, 2017
Home sale sign
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The median price for a central Ohio home rose 7.1 percent to $180,000 in April, which is great for the seller. For buyers, that higher price is in part a function of a lack of housing stock and can be especially hard for first timers. 

Join us today as we discuss the decline in housing starts nationally and the housing shortage in Central Ohio.

Future of Housing in Central Ohio

May 16, 2017
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Mary Black Foundation

Despite the bad rap that suburbs often get for being isolated and cookie-cutter, America remains a largely suburban nation. According to a new report, more than two-thirds of people in Columbus live in a suburb.

 

Join us today as we discuss the future of housing and suburban development in central Ohio.

Central Ohio Jobless Rate Slips Below 4 Percent

Sep 20, 2016

Central Ohio’s unemployment rate slipped in August to under 4 percent, making it the only metro area in the state to have a jobless rate that low.

The Future of the Light Rail in Central Ohio

Feb 26, 2016
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Mass transportation has come up as a hot topic of debate before, but some believe now it's time to revisit the issue. Coming up, the future of light rail in Central Ohio and the complexities that surround the issue.

The Future of the Light Rail in Central Ohio

Feb 4, 2016
Sinn / Wikipedia

Mass transportation has come up as a hot topic of debate before, but some believe now it's time to revisit the issue. Coming up, the future of light rail in Central Ohio and the complexities that surround the issue. 

Columbus Realtors says 2015 was a record year for Central Ohio home sales. 

The industry group says more than 29-thousand single family homes and condominiums sold during the year. That's up by 9 percent over the previous year.

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